The Italian Open Tennis Championships, officially called the Internationali BNL d’Italia, is the most-sought after event for sports enthusiasts across the world. The 68th edition of the Italian Open Tennis Championships, considered as one of the most beautiful and important tennis championships in the world after the four Grand Slam tournaments, will be held from May 7-15, 2011, at the Foro Italico, near the Olympic Stadium in Rome. It will be a virtual treat for tennis lovers as the highest ranking players of the world such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, María José Martínez Sánchez, sisters’ duo Venus and Serena Williams and the Italian favorite Francesca Schiavone are expected to be present at the tournament. Whether it’s attending a sporting event like the Italian Open every year or for spending your holidays, Rome has always been a fantastic destination. Reaching Rome is fairly easy from any part of the world as it is well-served by two airports – Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO), also known as Leonardo da Vinci Airport, and Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA). Most of the leading international airlines fly into Fiumicino Airport, while budget and charter flights usually arrive at Ciampino Airport. The flights are long haul usually taking 9-12 hours if you are traveling from the US. If you want to attend your favorite sporting event while at the same time want to avoid a stressful journey, then American Airlines is a good option for you to book business class tickets to Rome
. The airlines offers you the ultimate flying experience with its spacious business class seats and promises all the comforts such as additional legroom; 6’4” lie flat seat; 10.6” personal touch screen monitor that tilts to accommodate any viewing position; nonstop entertainment of films, TV, CD’s, games and audio channels; laptop power port and satellite phone for office environment; soft comfort duvet and plush pillows; and amenity kits.
With a draw of 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams, the Tennis Master Series event will see the world’s best players competing for over US$3,000,000 in prize money. Fellow Spaniards Rafael Nadal & María José Martínez Sánchez will be looking to defend their 2010 titles this year. The nine-day Italian Open schedule will include evening sessions with two single matches (one female and one male) on each of the Show Courts. But to witness such a fabulous event you surely need to lookout for airlines offering the best flight deals
on your plane tickets. You can also think of taking business class flights to Rome as there are many airlines that promise you the best services available. Most of the airlines sometimes come up with attractive airline discount offers for such events, and you’ll only need to remain alert and keep a tab on such offers. Rome is, after all, an incredible destination to visit, whether it’s for attending a great sporting event like the Italian Open or just for sightseeing.